Author: Tahsin Yagcı1
1Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Rapid developments in smart mobile devices and social networking sites with a high speed internet access forces us to consider how to implement and integrate them into higher education learning process. These innovations have been met with multi-interaction in educational environment in developing countries in Middle East like Iraq. Thus, a survey was conducted through undergraduate Ishik University students to realize the awareness of the students. This investigation sought how undergraduate students deal with social media network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube , Instagram, Edmodo and other tools. This study searched what type of electronic devices they use and their usage frequency during their academic life. In this study a descriptive research was designed in which a questionnaire was used as the main research tool. Undergraduate students became respondents themselves by responding to the survey link which was sent to their Facebook groups. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS. It has been explored that there is a great potential to embed and implement mobile learning in higher educations, especially in Ishik University
Keywords: Mobile Devices, Social Networking Tools, Mobile learning, Ishik University
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), June 2014, Vol.1, No.4